Tradition: What's the Point?
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StevusMagnus Wrote:In previous threads, I could get FishEaters to agree on only a few things that were essential to being a Traditional Catholic.

1.) Read VCII in continuity with Traditional teachings on ecumenism and religious liberty.

2.) Have a preference for TLM over the NO.

If this is it, could not any NeoCath call himself a Traditional Catholic? In which  case, what is really the point? If these are the only two qualifiers, couldn't a Charismatic Catholic and Traditional Catholic differ only in their Mass preferences? And if it's just personal preference, that's fine, but then why really be such a vehement "Trad"? If people can get just as much grace and be orthodox going to the Novus Ordo and they are comfortable doing so, why try to "bring them over" to Tradition? In that case it would be like we are trying to convert fellow Catholics to our personal tastes. What's the point? Thanks.

Well, this will surely be an unpopular reply to some here, but here goes.

After about three years or so of visiting Catholic forums, what is confusing to me, is how some who style themselves as trads, poo poo luigi's threads. It would seem to me that those who defend Catholicism... True Catholicism, what I've recently come to call Tridentine Catholicism, would see luigi's blog and work in assembling these wonderful Catholic teachings one of the best resources on the web.

One person here went as far as saying luigi is trying to start his own religion.

I've come to the conclusion that these folks are either "cafeteria trads", or to be blunt, lukewarm Catholics. No different than the liberals, neo cons, or whatever derogatory label they throw about.

Can one go overboard and slip into an overly scrupulous view of Catholicism in embracing these sermons and teaching luigi has assembled ? Yes, of course. But some of the replies, slurs, and badgering from some is sickening. The worst of which is the posting of the photo of the klansman robe. That was sick.

One thing for sure, imho, is that luigi's posts have revealed a whole lot about what some of us hold in our hearts.

I was confused when I returned to the Church, and started lurking on these forums, not just FE, but others as well. And even though I feel I finally know what all the fuss is about, I'm more confused now than ever in being able to identify a true trad.

Though I have Faith he will never win, Satan does have his say in almost every thread where debate is present. On ANY of these forums.

Thanks to all who weathered my little rant. Fire away if you feel the urge.

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Messages In This Thread
Tradition: What's the Point? - by StevusMagnus - 02-22-2009, 05:47 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by joe17 - 02-22-2009, 06:11 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by neel - 02-22-2009, 06:34 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by StevusMagnus - 02-22-2009, 06:34 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by SCG - 02-22-2009, 06:38 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by StevusMagnus - 02-22-2009, 06:44 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by Martin_Pen - 02-22-2009, 06:45 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by StevusMagnus - 02-22-2009, 06:47 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by neel - 02-22-2009, 06:47 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by StevusMagnus - 02-22-2009, 06:50 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by ONeill - 02-22-2009, 07:00 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by SCG - 02-22-2009, 07:13 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by joe17 - 02-22-2009, 08:00 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by Historian - 02-22-2009, 08:23 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by StevusMagnus - 02-22-2009, 10:15 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by SCG - 02-22-2009, 10:49 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by JacafamalaRedux - 02-22-2009, 11:21 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by StevusMagnus - 02-23-2009, 12:30 AM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by SCG - 02-23-2009, 12:36 AM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by ONeill - 02-23-2009, 12:41 AM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by Whitey - 02-23-2009, 12:45 AM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by Whitey - 02-23-2009, 12:50 AM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by ONeill - 02-23-2009, 12:50 AM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by frerejacques - 02-23-2009, 01:01 AM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by Whitey - 02-23-2009, 01:13 AM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by Whitey - 02-23-2009, 01:14 AM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by ONeill - 02-23-2009, 01:16 AM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by Whitey - 02-23-2009, 01:23 AM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by Historian - 02-23-2009, 01:27 AM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by Historian - 02-23-2009, 01:41 AM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by ONeill - 02-23-2009, 02:08 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by ErinIsNice - 02-23-2009, 02:25 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by Mommie2Boys - 02-23-2009, 02:40 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by Scipio_a - 02-23-2009, 02:55 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by neel - 02-23-2009, 03:59 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by mnez7306 - 02-23-2009, 04:19 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by SCG - 02-23-2009, 04:36 PM
Tradition: What's the Point? - by Scipio_a - 02-23-2009, 05:31 PM



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